Can you balance this chemical equation?

CH4(g) + O2 --> CO2(g) + H2O + energy

I was also wondering if the enery that is with the H20 makes any difference in balancing the equation. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    CH4(g) + 2O2 --> CO2(g)+2 H2O+ energy

    i dont think that the energy doesn't do anything

  • 1 decade ago

    CH4(g) + 2 O2 --> CO2(g) + 2 H2O + energy

    the answer to ur other question....no, its not with the H2O, the energy is just another one of the products (everything to the right of the arrow)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1 methane

    2 water

    1 carbon dioxide

    2 oxygen

    The energy involved won't change the coefficients you need to put in front of the chemicals involved in the equation.....

    but.....

    the energy you get when you burn 1 mole of methane is known as methane's "heat of combustion". There are cases (and I don't think you're there yet), where if you need to double or triple everything in an equation to calculate a heat of reaction, then the energy would also get doubled or tripled.

    Source(s): I teach chemistry
  • 1 decade ago

    Hi!

    What I get is this:

    CH4 + 2O2 --> CO2 + 2H2O + Energy

    Well, I do not think that the energy has any affect.

    I hope I helped and Happy New Year 2007!

    Asker K

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  • 1 decade ago

    CH4 +2 O2 --> CO2 +2 H2O + energy

    L.H.S

    C=1

    H=4

    O=4

    R.H.S

    C=1

    H=4

    O=4

    yes but you would need to invoke nuclear synthesis :)

    ??(g)

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, I can!!!

    Just in case you're interested the balanced equation is

    2CH4 + 4O2 = 2CO2 + 4H2O

    Source(s): High school chemistry (54yrs ago)
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